Thursday, May 5, 2016
Hijacked actor, Rapulana Seiphemo, returns to Generations The Legacy set, 'on my way to recovery' after car crash 'that could have destroyed me'.
The former Muvhango and current Generations The Legacy soap actor Rapulana Seiphemo is back on set after a horrific car crash in February when he crashed his vehicle with two hijackers in a shocking incident he now says "could have destroyed me".
Three people, including one of the alleged hijackers, died in the car crash on the N14 near Diepsloot when Rapulana Seiphemo who was held at gunpoint in his Audi A4, crashed the vehicle when he and the one alleged hijacker Tebogo Makunyane who sat in the front passenger seat, struggled for control over the steering wheel.
The Audi A4 crashed into a Toyota Corolla, killing Donovan van Zyl and Jacobus Coertze, as well as Tebogo Makunyane. Co-accused Nathi Msiza and Rapulana Seiphemo were rushed to hospital and Nathi Msiza was later arrested.
According to SABC1's Generations The Legacy Rapulana Seiphemo returned to set on Wednesday as the character of Tau Mogale.
"Our much loved Tau Mogale is back and we all very excited to have him back. As we all know the actor behind Tau Mogale, Rapulana Seiphemo, was in a car accident that nearly cost him his life. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the well wishes and prayers," says the soap in a statement.
In an Instagram post, Rapulana Seiphemo shares a lengthy note about the incident that he says "could have destroyed me".
"As you all know by now, I went through a traumatic incident a number of months ago. I am well on my way to recovery; a recovery that would not have been possible without the thoughts and prayers of so many of you: my supporters, family and friends."
"I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It was something that could have destroyed me, but I hope and inspiration from all of you. I am blessed and grateful to be surrounded by all of you."